How UK Postbox works for a frequent business traveller
Virtual mail forwarding helps Steve Morley-Ham keep on top of his post, regardless of where he is.
Steve’s the first to admit he’s got a pretty complicated lifestyle. His work in Venture Capital takes him all around the world; he’s moved home 7 times in the last 16 years; and even when he’s not working splits his year between homes in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean.
Having used UK Postbox for over 7 years Steve’s in a great position to tell us why he started and how the service has helped him. He’s been kind enough to sit down and share his experience so we can in turn share it with you.
"I tried various ways of ensuring important post didn’t go astray and got read"
“Quite early on in my dislocated lifestyle, keeping up with post (both business and personal) and being able to locate important documents quickly and remotely, became a major issue. I tried various ways of ensuring important post didn’t go astray and got read – I asked everyone to send me things electronically, used post office redirect services and I had friends go around to whichever house I wasn’t at, to check the mail. I even tried employing a private PA!”
“How do you stay on top of bits of paper when you aren’t there to receive them?”
Despite being a successful businessman, husband and father of three, Steve was experiencing issues that many of our clients from all walks of life come up against. “How do you stay on top of bits of paper when you aren’t there to receive them?”. Steve goes on to tell us that whilst some of the measures he put in place worked some of the time, they didn’t work all the time and as a result he started missing deadlines for things like tax returns and parking tickets.
"I was dreading threatening letters"
“I ended up with threatening letters and a number of court summons for bills that hadn’t been paid, one of which was a parking ticket. Worst of all, was the complete feeling of dread (of the unknown) when a huge bundle of mail finally caught up with me!”
About 7 years ago, whilst on a long haul flight Steve got talking to a guy next to him, who in his own words was “waxing lyrical” about an organisation to which all your mail could be redirected for it to be opened, scanned and made available online. That’s how Steve was introduced to UK Postbox. Within a matter of days of that conversion, Steve had opened an account for himself and his family.
"Wherever I am in the world, I can access my mail 24/7."
“For the last 7 years, dealing with my post could not have been easier. Wherever I am in the world, I can access it 24/7. I know where everything is and can lay my hands on important documents within a matter of seconds and send them directly to whoever needs them. Also, I haven’t had a court summons in 7 years and no longer am I confronted with a frightening pile of letters!!”
We asked Steve why our service really works for him and what he might tell others about his experience.
"UK PostBox has and continues to make my life easier"
“For me, any lifestyle based, added value service, stands or falls on its ability to make my life easier. UK PostBox has and continues to make my life easier and the cost of their service is more than justifiable when considering the benefits it gives me, I would and do, recommend it to anyone with a complicated lifestyle.”